Auckland Shore Excursion: Small-Group Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    07:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please note: This tour is only suitable before/after a cruise. Not suitable for arrival day as tour departs before ship disembarkation. Please advise of your inner city A.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point at approximately 3.15pm
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


When your ship is docked in Auckland, enter the magical world of the Shire on this small-group movie-set shore excursion to Hobbiton. See where The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies were filmed and pose for pictures in front of hobbit holes. Visit the party tree, Green Dragon Inn and Bilbo Baggins house, and learn from your guide about the making of the films. Afterward, enjoy lunch at the Green Dragon Inn. Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour. Its a must-do tour for The Lord of the Rings movie lovers!


  • All entrance fees included
  • Lunch included

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While youre in port in Auckland, travel south over the Bombay Hills to the rich farmland of the Waikato region. Stretch your legs and enjoy a stop for morning tea (own expense) en-route to Hobbiton

Arrive in Hobbiton, where your movie set tour begins. Explore the magical world of the Shire as your guide entertains you with stories about the making of The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy. See the hobbit holes, the mill and the double-arch bridge, the party tree and the Green Dragon Inn. Pose for pictures at the door of Bilbo Baggins house and see stunning views overlooking the largest outdoor set in the world! Cross the double-arch bridge and enjoy a complimentary cider, ale or ginger beer inside the Green Dragon Inn.

After your tour of Hobbiton, enjoy lunch (included) at the Green Dragon Marqueebefore traveling back to Auckland.

Please note: This tour is only suitable before/after a cruise. Not suitable for arrival day as tour departs before ship disembarkation


Local guide

Fully guided Hobbiton Movie Set tour


Shopping voucher

Drink in the Green Dragon

Air-conditioned vehicle

Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)

Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set


Morning tea and additional food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Tour limited to 30 people

All luggage must be kept aboard your ship or at a luggage storage facility at the port (own expense)

Please note: This tour is only suitable before/after a cruise. Not suitable for arrival day as tour departs before ship disembarkation.

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Infant seats available

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Most travelers can participate

This tour walks around the set at Hobbiton, including an upwards gradient

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Traveler Reviews

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  • 01-Aug-2022

    The Hobbiton set was really fascinating. Thanks to Sunny and Mike for entertaining us at the site. Thanks to Dallas of Flexi Tours and Wayne for getting us there and then to Waitomo Glow Worm caves and onwards to Auckland. Both drivers were professional and careful. Dallas thanks to you for the quick drive round Rotorua with a bit of history! BUT special thanks to Ben, owner of Bush and Beach who helped us out by organising to pick up our passports which I left in Rotorua, a 340 km round trip for him. Thanks to Flexi Tours and Dallas for also playing their role in this calamity and saving the day. That is what I call exceptional customer service. Thank you all. 🤩🤩🙌👏

  • 13-Mar-2020

    A fantastic day tour to Hobbiton movie set followed by a great buffet lunch and then a visit to Waitamo caves to see the gloworms! Wayne was a great tour guide- keeping us entertained during the journey with local information and funny stories.

  • 20-Jan-2020

    We had an amazing time yesterday at the Hobbiton movie set. We were picked up by Ross at arounf 6.40am and journey out to Matamata for a great day seeing all the hobbit holes and the green dragon pub. Our tour guide at Hobbiton was Pete who was so enthusiastic and knowledgeable, could answer all our questions and threw in some fun facts as well. We were treated to a free drink at the Green Dragon Inn, complimentary of Hobbiton/Bush and Beach and then to a delicious buffet lunch (suitable for all dietary requirements as a veggie and non veggie couple). Would highly recommend as a great day out. The tour group were punctual and could meet all our demands when required. Thanks Ross!

  • 24-Dec-2019

    Great tour with Damien today of the Hobbit movie set. We were picked up from our hotel in Auckland, where our guide Damien awaited us on time. We were seated in a comfortable bus and picked up several other passengers before leaving the city. The 2+ hour ride to the movie set was filled with lots of interesting information shared by Damien. He has a great way of storytelling and made the ride go by very quickly. We had a nice pitstop at a local café roughly halfway during the ride, and were able to use the restrooms and pick up a morning coffee or breakfast pastry. Along the way we were given interesting facts about the movie set. The tour itself was incredibly unique and the scenery is absolutely beautiful. The attention to detail of the movie set goes without saying. We had a nice surprise of a Christmas Eve lunch buffet, courtesy of the company, that was absolutely delicious and made for a very nice closing to our tour. Five stars for this tour company and for our guide Damien.

  • 25-Aug-2019

    My wife and I had an incredible experience on this tour with our guide/driver Stefan. It surpassed even our greatest expectations; because it was the winter season, we only had one other very friendly couple on our tour and thus had a lot of time for all the pictures we could dream of and our own Hobbiton tour guide for the trek around the property, who was also happy to get snapshots of us. I would HIGHLY recommend booking in winter when you're more likely to get a small tour group and not many people on the location. We even received a great discount for booking direct during winter season. Stefan was also very friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating to anything we needed, constantly checking in that we were having fun and doing well, and was very interesting to speak with on the ride. There were plentiful bathroom breaks and the van we had for our smaller group was spacious. The gift vouchers helped with our gift shop purchases and were nice additions. The food was really good and we were able to eat in their special event tent which was more private. We had a great time!

  • 20-Aug-2019

    The company were very professional when rearranging our booking when it got miscommunicated over the phone. Shaun our driver made the journey a really informative and fun one, his passion and knowledge of this beautiful country would be hard to beat. From New Zealand’s history and culture to agriculture interesting facts. He knew it all. Even went out of the way to show us a few extra spots on the journey which we really appreciated. Very friendly and helpful with suggestions for our stay. Could not fault him! Credit to company and the country. Pleasure to have spent the day with him.

  • 20-Aug-2019

    Hobbiton has been at the top of my bucket list for a long time so expectations were high, and it didn't disappoint! The tour was led by Lola who was very friendly and knowledgeable,she pointed out all the attentions to detail which made the experience all the more exciting and interesting. The whole day was made even better by Sean/Shawn who drove us the 2 hours there and back from the set. The drive flew by as he gave us lots of information about New Zealand and went above and beyond to show us the beautiful landscape and villages on route. Would 100% recommend and thoroughly enjoyed every minute.

  • 02-Jul-2019

    I would recommend this company. The ride out there was great, Wayne is very entertaining. I don't have a bad thing to say about the entire experience.

  • 03-Jun-2019

    My brother and I travelled from the UK and chose to do this Hobbiton tour as the first part of our trip. We're both so glad we booked with Bush & Beach as we couldn't have asked for a better start to our trip in New Zealand! We were picked up promptly from our hotel in the morning and joined a group of 5 others. Our driver Wayne was brilliant, he gave us a very interesting overview of the history of NZ, sites of interest and told us some great stories on our way to Hobbiton which got us even more excited for the remainder of our trip. The tour itself was great too, our guide was very informative and sweet and the views around the sets were epic to say the least. The drinks at the Green Dragon pub were great too as was lunch in the tent. After seeing the hoards of tourists on the regular tour coaches being rushed from point to point, we were very happy to have chosen this private tour with a smaller group. I would highly recommend Bush and Beach to anyone wanting to visit Hobbiton. Thank you for a great day Wayne, we hope to be back to try a different tour soon!

  • 21-Mar-2019

    Our driver Alexander was friendly & very accommodating. He provided many back stories to the the Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit films as well as the countryside & the current development of the Auckland area. The coach was clean & comfortable as was the Hobbiton Park. So nice that it was more low-key than modern theme parks & not overwhelming. Alexander went above the call of duty by tracking down my friend's lost cell phone & arranging for it to be returned to her @ our next destination in Christchurch. I would highly recommend any tours by this company.

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